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Protect yourself and your business from a cyber attack
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Whether you are a business owner or individual you should be very concerned about cyber security. How valuable is your business, your license, your livelihood, your personal information? Read on and learn how to protect yourself and your company. More



How to consolidate compliance risk assessments
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It is no surprise that 91 percent of banks and credit unions in a recent survey plan to restructure, reorganize and reprioritize their organization's approach to risk management to standardize and consolidate compliance risk assessment activities. The following are five steps to apply a consolidated compliance risk assessment approach to your organization. More

Why your plant needs a disaster plan
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Hurricane Isaac, which struck the northern Gulf Coast of the United States in late August, likely cost as much as $2 billion in damages. Yet it could have been a lot worse. For example, economist Bernard Weinstein of the University of North Texas estimates the economic damages from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 at $250 billion. These disturbing reports highlight the value of disaster planning for industrial firms. What are some of the key guidelines and best practices for disaster preparedness? More



Risk management steps for temperature-controlled distribution
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In a heated presidential election season, we often hear about government spending, but when it comes to the development, contracting and supply of vaccines, antivirals, diagnostics, therapeutics and ancillary products, particularly for influenza, watching costs is a priority. Truly understanding your product and distribution process will help prevent over- or under-engineering your cold chain packaging. More

GAO: FDA process overlooks information security risks for ICDs
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The FDA's premarket approval process for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators addresses potential clinical risks but not information security risks, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. The report recommended that the regulatory agency incorporate several pre- and post-marketing strategies to ensure the safety and effectiveness of implantable medical devices. More

2 cases that show critical need for HR involvement
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In the heartland of America, the CEO of a successful brokerage firm has been charged with 31 counts of fraud. In the hallowed halls of a well-known university, a football coach abused young men over the course of many years. What could these two cases, so different on the surface, have in common? In both cases, employees and managers failed to speak up and human resource professionals were unaware or marginalized, crippling their ability to protect their employers. What lessons can we learn for our own businesses? More

'Critical but stable' world nods at more risk
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Like a patient in a critical but stable condition, the world economy may be in for years of low, spluttering growth and yet a lack of volatility may be acting as a green light for investors. The paralyzing effect of economic uncertainty on investment, business and household planning has been stark over the past five years of credit crisis and the deep and synchronized global recession of 2008/2009 is seared into many minds. More

The case for corporate social media policies
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One of the hottest topics in electronic discovery is social media. This new source of potential evidence has already been the subject of several cases and is pointing out the necessity for corporate defendants to both investigate plaintiffs' postings as well as control risk by establishing policies that control employee behavior on social media. More


 

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